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Table 3 Knowledge assessment of the HPV vaccine: adjusted proportions of the correct answers by race

From: Knowledge about human papillomavirus and the HPV vaccine – a survey of the general population

  Blacks*
(95% CI)
Whites*
(95% CI)
p-value
Have you heard about the HPV vaccine?
Answer = Yes
76.4% (60.1%–87.4%) 93.3% (84.9%–97.2%) 0.031
The HPV vaccine is approved for individuals who have never been infected with HPV
Answer = True
48.8% (33.8%–64.0%) 81.2% (69.9%–88.9) 0.004
Who is eligible for the HPV vaccine?
Answer = Females
63.7% (47.8%–77.1%) 81.3% (69.2%–89.3%)  
For which age group is the HPV vaccine recommended?
Answer = 9–26
63.2% (46.6%–77.2%) 89.5% (78.5%–95.2%) 0.012
The current FDA approved HPV vaccine protects against genital warts and most cervical cancer
Answer = True
20.0% (10.0%–36.1%) 16.1% (8.1%–29.3%)  
Once vaccinated women no longer have to be screened (annual pap smears) for cervical cancer
Answer = False
78.9% (63.8%–88.8%) 91.7% (82.7%–96.3%)  
  1. *Proportions adjusted for location, age, education, income, parental status and marital status; p-value shown only when there is a statistically significant difference between Blacks and Whites.